Assassin’s Creed 3 Release Date Announced

    February 15, 2012
    Zach Walton
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Ubisoft held a conference call today with investors to announce a couple of new products for the coming year – the most exciting being Assassin’s Creed 3.

Joystiq reports that Ubisoft president Yves Guillemot announced today that Assassin’s Creed 3 will launch October 30, a far cry from the usual late November release. They probably changed up the release date to avoid competition with Call of Duty.

You’re here, however, for the juicy details of what Assassin’s Creeed 3 will contain since the last three games in the franchise have followed the exploits of Ezio. There’s not much to go off on, but Guillemot did say that Assassin’s Creed 3 is “the true next generation of both the Assassin’s Creed brand and and interactive entertainment/storytelling in general.”

That’s some lofty expectations and the bar should be set high since it’s been in development for the past three years. I always knew they were working on something while Ubisoft cranked out yearly releases in the Ezio story arc. It’s just good to see that Assassin’s Creed 3 is being given the time it needs to truly shine.

Guillemot promises that we’ll hear more about the game in the coming months. We can safely assume, however, that the game will not feature Ezio or take place in Italy. I’m still rather fond of the Russian revolution setting that is currently playing out in the comics.

Assassin’s Creed 3 will launch for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

A new Assassin’s Creed wasn’t the only big news that came from the publisher today. Ubisoft announced the release date for Far Cry 3. The open-world FPS will launch on September 7 for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.

Here’s the profanity and dubstep laden trailer that was released alongside the announcement that features no gameplay but plenty of pretty CG:

The company plans to launch quite a few games in the fourth quarter that will satiate the needs of handheld and PC players. The publisher announced that they are launching Asphalt: Injection, Dungeon Hunter Alliance, Lumines Electronic Symphony and Michael Jackson The Experience for the PlayStation Vita this quarter.

For fans of platforming, Rayman Origins will be making its way to PC and the PlayStation Vita during the fourth quarter as well. Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network will also see a HD version of Rayman 3 coming out soon.

As we draw closer to E3, expect to hear more on Assassin’s Creed 3, Far Cry 3 and any other tripled sequel the publisher has in store.

  • Craig

    Why must AC3 be another story arch? Desmond is where he needs to be to stop the end of the world and he has the tools necessary to pull it off…just let him save the world already. The Desmond story is supposed to end December 2012. With 2012 being the current year, I feel that the next installment should be his so that his story can finish on time with reality. After that, if Ubisoft wants to run AC into the ground and utilize the chaos of the American Revolution or the Russian Revolution, then go for it. The story could even be extended after 2012. In AC3, Desmond saves the world. Then needs the whereabouts of certain pieces of Eden or lost technologies to completely eradicate Abstergo and the Templars.

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

      There are already a lot of people thinking that AC3 will just be Desmond in the modern day. I don’t know what I would think of that as I’ve always thought that the strength of the AC series was the historical fiction in each game. The contemporary times sections with Desmond were always the most boring parts of the games.

  • Trevin Sprinkle

    They didn’t say anything about not having Desmond in AC3, he’ll most likely be in the story. I don’t think Ubisoft would finish Revalations with him NOT saving the world unless they planned him to be in the next game, I want to guess there is a 100% chance Desmond is in AC3

    • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

      Desmond will most definitely be in AC3. The point is that Ezio’s story is now done. It seems that they were using Ezio’s arc as a filler while a separate team worked on AC3. With that much time put into it, we should be able to expect great things from whoever the third assassin is going to be.